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Frank Morrow

Alternative Views is a public affairs program that produced 563 one-hour TV shows between September, 1978, and April, 1998. It's goal was to provide information and perspectives that either were not shown on the regular media or were greatly distorted by them. The show also provided a platform for other people to present their views and to play their documentaries that the Establishment media would not present. Alternative Views was distributed by mail to 85 cable systems that served over 250 cities and suburbs.

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Catalog for all Alternative Views programs. See http://www.archive.org/details/alternative_views/
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42. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS FIRST RETROSPECTIVE (1979) This documentary contains representative sections of many programs produced during our first season. It shows the wide range of subjects and views presented, and has been shown often in schools and other public functions to provide an overview of our program. Recorded 1978 and 1979 Copyright October, 1987 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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54. (NC) IRAN, THE C.I.A., CIVIL LIBERTIES Failure of the mass media to explain the taking of American hostages in Iran and the resulting attack on civil liberties and the fanning of war hysteria are discussed with John Stockwell (former CIA officer), John Duncan (director of the Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union) and Christie Birdfeather, an expert on Iran. VHS News No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network...
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74. (NC) THE CIA: ON COMPANY BUSINESS We once again examine that dark, vicious world of the CIA -- the use of U.S. labor organizations, the overthrow of legitimate governments, providing arms to favored groups, covert use of the American mass media, U.S. torture schools and CIA torture supervisors abroad -- all resulting in great human suffering and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and in the maintenance of repressive regimes. Sections of the meticulously documented, award-winning...
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50. (N) A CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE WALD The Nobel Prize-winning biologist discusses the insanity of nuclear weapons, the dangers of nuclear energy, and the threats to survival which we currently face. He analyzes the socioeconomic roots of our current crisis and proposes solutions. News: November, 1979 Recorded November, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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25. ENERGY: TWO ALTERNATIVES With Austin voters facing a referendum on whether to continue participation in the South Texas Nuclear Project, "Alternative Views" devotes four consecutive nights, two hours each night. to the subject of energy. We repeat several earlier shows (see programs 4, 14, 20) and feature in addition new programming, including a tape of a speech delivered by Daniel Ellsberg, a "special report" on the dangers of lignite coal, a demonstration of a working...
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161. HELEN CALDICOTT: THE MEDICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER Pediatrician Caldicott makes a post-Three Mile Island presentation describing the effects of radiation on the body and the dangers to the world if nuclear power plants proliferate.She also describes the horrifying consequences of nuclear war. Original show recorded August, 1982 Speech recorded 1979; Copyright 1979 by Helen Caldicott, M.D. News before speech: Recorded May 10, 1988 News after speech: recorded August, 1982 and May 10,...
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167. MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT THE CIA Alan Francovich is producer and director of the most definitive film on the CIA--the acclaimed three-hour documentary (On Company Business)--which took five years to make and required massive, world-wide research. The movie has won prizes at international film festivals and has been shown in over 30 countries. Francovich tells how the US government and the CIA have harassed him and have applied pressure to restrict the movie's distribution. Francovich also...
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A speech of a medical doctor from Harvard Medical School who shows the deficiencies of the Clinton health plan and the advantages of the single payer system in Canada. He also specifies the lies and misinformation of the Clintonites and the mass media regarding the subject. Copyright October, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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Emphases in this potpourri: A video "essay" called "Lines in the Sand" by Ed Griffin-Nolan, containing an evaluation of the Gulf War and the manipulation of public opinion by the government and the media; propagandizing of the American people as observed by Communications professor and author John Downing; and a documentary on the devastating effects of Agent Orange on a Viet Nam War vet and his family. News: April, 1993 "Lines in the Sand" Copyright: 1991 Agent...
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531. POTPOURRI 34: CHIAPAS, LOGGING IN CANADA, BALANCED BUDGET Featured are a documentary on the uprising in Chiapas; a beautiful and touching video about the rape of the land by the logging companies in the Pacific Northwest; and a discussion about balancing the federal budget. News Sulphur Passage Copyright 1994 Ramsey Clark: Feburary 13, 1995 Copyright Apr., 1995 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in...
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527. PEOPLE'S WAR IN MEXICO The centerpiece of this program is a documentary about the struggles of the Zapatistas in Chiapas. We also interview a Mexican-American who is part of the support network in the US. He also recently visited Chiapas, attended meetings and a large convention, and met with Zapatistas leaders. He provides information not included in the documentary. Recorded December 12, 1994 Documentary: Copyright 1994 Copyright October, 1994 *******************************************...
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540. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART I) Former CIA officer and best selling author Agee discusses his history in the CIA, and the CIA harassment of him after he quit the agency and decided to write his first book, "CIA Diary: Inside the Company." He also discusses current events and other CIA operations. Recorded November, 1995 Copyright December, 1995 541. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART II) Agee's discussion...
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288. NAZARETH IN AUGUST We almost never see anything on television about what life is like in Isreal from the point of view of the Palestinians who are living there. New York activist Dan Walworth presents such information with his documentary "Nazareth in August". Filmed in Israel, the documentary shows the impoverished living conditions of the Palestinians and the discrimination which they face daily. The history of Israel is provided, emphasizing what happened to the Palestinians...
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293. THE TERRORISM SYNDROME With John Stockwell, former CIA official, we discuss the phenomenon of terrorism in its total setting. We look extensively at the Reagan bombing attack on Libya and the information provided from alternative sources which make the Reaganite claims ring hollow. We also observe the extent of US-supported terrorism around the world--overt and covert--which is of considerably greater in scope and brutality. Recorded May, 1986 Copyright May, 1986...
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559. WAY BACK THEN: TWO LIVES (PART I) This is a four part quasi-documentary on the first three decades of the lives of my parents--Frank Morrow and Ethel Goodfellow Morrow--who were born in 1904 and 1903, respectively, before Oklahoma became a state. It begins with a little bit of genealogy and some of the experiences of their parents and grandparents, continues with their earliest years growing up in rural Oklahoma Territory, proceeds through their years in school--including those at Okla....
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237. MEAN THINGS HAPPENING IN THE LAND H.L. Mitchell was a labor organizer in the 1930s through the 1960s. He was co-founder of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union -- the first multiracial union of tenant farmers and sharecroppers -- which was located in Arkansas. He also was active in the struggles of farm workers in California and Louisiana. Mitchell was participated in politics as well, being involved in advisory capacities during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, as well as being a...
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243. THE CALDICOTTS SPEAK OUT! (PART I) Helen and Bill Caldicott, medical doctors and world-famous peace activists, speak at the University of Texas. In the first program Helen discusses the nuclear arms race and what action can be taken in the attempt to bring about arms agreement. She speaks of her meeting with President Reagan to discuss nuclear weapons, and reveals his appalling ignorance of world affairs and the dangers of nuclear war. Dr. Caldicott also recounts the history of previous...
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229. NICARAGUA, GRENADA AND THE CIA Former CIA official John Stockwell focuses his attention on the US involvement in Nicaragua and Grenada, countries with which John has much personal experience. He compares the CIA activities there to those with which he had experience when he was with the CIA, particularly the Angolan operation which he headed. Having known well most of the top people in the former government of Maurice Bishop in Grenada, Stockwell thoroughly discusses various scenarios...
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179. THE WAR GAME: THE REALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR We present the US television premiere of Peter Watkins' film "The War Game," a graphic portrayal of what would happen in the event of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The movie was so powerful and realistic that the BBC banned it from TV despite the fact that the film had been commissioned by the BBC and had won an Academy Award in l966 for best documentary. Although it has been shown in a few movie theatres in the US, it has not been...
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271. RED SCARE (PART I) We look at the phenomenon of the American Red Scare, past and present in a two part series featuring Don Carleton, Director of the Barker Texas History Center at the University of Texas, whose recent book Red Scare has been nationally acclaimed. In the first program, Dr. Carleton describes the history of Red Scares in the U.S.--times of repression which occurred even before there were "Reds." The complex causes of such periods are assessed, along with an...
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175. LIES AGREED UPON: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS (PART I) Although George Seldes is one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he has been neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. In this three-part series we present the American TV debut of Seldes, who was a foreign correspondent from 1917-1939 and who published the alternative newspaper "In Fact" in the 1940s and l950s. Seldes wrote over 20 books and...
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Author of _Cover Up_ discusses the JFK assassination with emphasis on the new evidence obtained by Congress and by himself through the Freedom of Information Act; also features startling blowups of photographs of the assassination. News: May, 1986 Recorded 1981 Gary Shaw film recorded July, 1978 Copyright July, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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30. MARX AND "SOCIALISM" TODAY: THE PROMISE BETRAYED? Svetozar Stojanovic, Yugoslavian writer and dissident, offers an eyewitness account of struggles to democratize Eastern bloc "socialism" and evaluates the ideas of Marx in the contemporary world. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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153. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part I) Our three-part series on covert action, featuring former CIA official John Stockwell and Louis Wolf, co-editor of _Covert Action Information Bulletin_, begins with an overview of the general nature and activities of the CIA. We then discuss how the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act" and the Reagan executive order on intelligence agencies would promote media self-censorship and thus repress public scrutiny and criticism of intelligence (including...
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207. "ALTERNATIVE VIEWS": A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE In an anniversary program marking the end of five years of continuous programming, we present an inside look at "Alternative Views": how it is made, what our sources of news stories are, where we get our guests, and how we receive our unique video footage and documentaries which are not shown on the Establishment media. In a "show and tell" we display samples of previous programs which are good examples of the nature...
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376. NOAM CHOMSKY SPEAKS OUT! America's outstanding radical intellectual, Chomsky discusses the ideological war waged by the Reagan administration against the American people, particularly within the framework of the situations in El Salvador and Nicaragua. He also evaluates the complicity of the mass media in these efforts. Chomsky maintains that because of widespread opposition to its policies, the Reagan administration regarded the US population as enemy territory, and had to resort to...
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365. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE: A FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S VIEW Former four-term Congressman Ron Paul describes the American power structure. As a member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Paul was in a unique position to see the inner workings of economic power and control of the country, and how this power translates into political power. Paul describes how, through the control of the Federal Reserve and the banking system, the American power elite is basically out of reach of the...
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375. GEORGE BUSH'S GREATEST SECRETS (PART I) This is the first of a two-part series exposing details of Bush's involvement during the Reagan years in illegal activities of enormous national and international political significance. In Part I the emphasis is on the narcotics operations which were run from Bush's office in the White House and by Oliver North. The complex operations, which involved shipping arms illegally to the Nicaraguan Contras and returning illegal drugs into the US, was an...
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371. ELECTION '88 POST MORTEM: JOHN STOCKWELL Former CIA official John Stockwell looks at the 1988 presidential elections. He analyzes the amazing loss by the Democrats of a seemingly certain victory. He also assesses what a Bush administration can be, particularly when so many people inside and outside the government, at home and abroad, have knowledge of so much damaging information about Bush's past. Stockwell views the elections from the power elite and ruling class perspective in which we...
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421. BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE Focus is on the Gulf crisis with reports from the alternative press and with a documentary, "Movement to Halt US Gulf War", on the subject by the Committee for Labor Access in Chicago. News: Aug. 31, 1990 Copyright Sep., 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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400. POTPOURRI IX This potpourri of news and special reports emphasizes the savings and loan crisis, showing the incredible scams and private enrichments which the American people now must pay for. The 300 billion dollar price tag is put into perspective, i.e., the equivalent of paying 10 million full college scholarships, etc. Additionally, an Air Force general tells us how easy it would be to survive a nuclear war, and political scientist Walter Dean Burnham puts the US deficit into...
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394. THE MEDIA & POLITICS: DIRTY TRICKS AND TRICKY DICKS America's premier creator of political documentaries, Emile de Antonio, joins us in a discussion of the role and function of the major mass media in politics today. Emile, the producer/director of many award-winning films, including "Millhouse, A White Comedy," "Rush to Judgement," "In the Year of the Pig," "Mr. Hoover and I," and "Point of Order," assesses the TV styles of various...
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449. THE CORPORATE KILLER A documentary, "Deadly Deceptions," about General Electric and the various nefarious, destructive activities it is involved in. It also reveals the extent of success which the boycott has had on the corporation. The film won an Academy Award in 1993. PBS would not show it. News: July 2, 1991 "Deadly Deceptions" Copyright, 1991 INFACT Copyright July, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network *...
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482. PEOPLE POWER: It CAN Work! Featured is an award-winning documentary ("The Garfield Experience") by Californian Jacqueline Paul about the successes of the people in a non-affluent, racially mixed neighborhood in Phoenix to organize themselves to make their community a better place in which to live. News Kirkpatrick Sale interview recorded October 29, 1992 Copyright December, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in...
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486 CLASS WARFARE, AMERICAN STYLE Economist Jack Hopper returns with a discussion of another book by William Greider--"Who Will Tell the People?" We review how, during the Reagan-Bush years the drive of the rich and powerful to capture completely the organs of government, to lock out all meaningful public participation, and to bend all laws and the administration of them to their own interest have had a seriously detrimental on the people in general--impoverishing and disenfranchising...
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465. NO MORE BANDAIDS Featured is a documentary about the health care needs of Americans, the existing, inadequate system, and the relative merits of various plans to improve the situation. News: January, 1992 Copyright April, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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448. THE CENSORED CASUALTIES Centerpiece of this show on the Mid-East war is a startling documentary about the trip which former Attorney General Ramsey Clark made to Iraq during the war. The film shows the devastation to non-military areas of the country and the toll of death and injury to civilians. On-air segments recorded July 2, 1991 Copyright July, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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In a two-part series, drug counselor from New York City Jack Schierenbeck tells of his tragic experiences in attempting to assist the drug addicts and people with AIDS. He also gives a macro view of the situation, evaluating the historical, sociological, psychological, economic and political factors in the "War on Drugs," including using the "War" as an excuse to whip up national hysteria and clamp down on civil liberties. He indicates that, although homo-sapiens has always...
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Bill Kelsey's trip to the Middle-East included travelling to Israel, the Occupied Territories, and Jordan. Bill presents interesting information about these countries, especially the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the present relations of the Palestinians and the Israelis. News: January 31, 1992 Recorded December, 1991 Copyright February, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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323. JIM HIGHTOWER: THE CONTIRVED CRISIS Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower analyzes the farm problem in the U.S., particularly the plight of the family farmer. He notes the structure of agribusiness and the farm industry in which power and control are concentrated in the hands of a few companies and banks, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture being run by and for these powerful interests to the detriment of the family farmer and consumer. Author of two books on the...
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300. NICARAGUA, THE CIA, REAGAN, LIES, WAR Shortly after Congress passed the bill giving $100,000,000 in military aid to the Contras fighting the Nicaraguan people, we taped this interview with former CIA official John Stockwell. He states that not one hundred million, but almost one billion dollars are being provided, because Reagan is taking huge amounts of money from other sources to send to the Contras. From several sources a total picture is provided of what is happening and what may...
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28. AFRICA: CONTINENT IN CRISIS Interview with Maceo Dixon who recently returned from a two-month trip to sub-Saharan Africa. Dixon narrates an extensive slide presentation that provides a grim reminder of the deplorable conditions under which most Africans must live. VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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16. VIET NAM AND CHINA Features slides of Vietnam taken by Chris Cunningham, who visited the area as part of a church-sponsored tour. We also explore the rapprochement between the U.S. and the Peoples' Republic of China, and discuss the China-Vietnam war. Run time: 59:31 News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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23. (N) MEXICO: AN IMPENDING REVOLUTION? Authors Phillip Russell (_Mexico in Transition_) and Dick Reavis (_Without Documents_) discuss the guerrilla movement in Mexico. Film slides of Mexican history and Reavis' photographs of guerrillas in the mountains help illustrate the contemporary struggles of Mexican peasants. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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159. INSIDE LEBANON In an interview and a documentary we get an intimate feel for the situation in Lebanon from both the Israeli and Palestinian sides. Israeli citizen and Peace Now activist Ilan Ziv is a photo-journalist who made a documentary inside Lebanon during the fighting. He talks with Israeli soldiers as well as Palestinian refugees. Ziv captures the entire atmosphere and feeling of this tragic war and provides new insights into the thinking of the Israelis and the Palestinians....
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223. JACOB FONTAINE: AUSTIN'S UNKNOWN GIANT In an interview with the authors of (Jacob Fontaine)--Professor Gene Burd and Rev. Jacob Fontaine, III---we focus on the life of a slave who was freed in Austin at the age of 57. In the next two decades Fontaine started a newspaper (which lasted at least five years) and established six churches, three businesses and a fraternal organization. He also was very active in the Republican and Greenback parties. Fontaine was influential during two statewide...
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269 THE ELITES WHO GOVERN US: Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations A subject never discussed on the traditional mass media is the focus of this Alternative Views program. The program specifies the top political and economic organizations (groups such as the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations, which are the key organizations which determine U.S. policy and which provide the top decision makers--regardless of whether...
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168. A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SPOCK Dr. Benjamin Spock's name became universally known after his book "Baby and Child Care" was published, selling 26 million copies and being translated into 26 languages. Dr. Spock also is famous for his anti-war struggles from the l960s to the present. He reveals many little-known facts: why he wrote his book; how he became involved in the anti-war movement; his being sentenced to two years in jail; his relationship with Lyndon Johnson; why he is a...
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231. THE CIA, TERRORISM, ASSASSINATION, AND THE NEXT WAR Featuring former CIA official John Stockwell, an historical analysis of the CIA disinformation effort concerning the bogus Libyan hit squads, which were supposedly to kill President Reagan, is compared with the Administration's propaganda in the handling of war preparations in Central America. Also presented is information from the Progressive) magazine which shows that the US--mainly through the CIA--established, financed,...
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178. WHAT'S HAPPENING!: AN INTERVIEW WITH MANNING MARABLE Manning Marable is a professor of history and head of race relations at Fisk University. A syndicated columnist in over l40newspapers in the US, England and Africa, Dr. Marable presents unique insights into what is happening at all levels of Black society. He discusses the status of the Black press, assesses racism today and places Black struggles in historical perspective. Marable also describes the plight of Black colleges, which...
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261. FAULK AT HIS FINEST Austin's beloved folk humorist tells tales from his new book The Uncensored John Henry Faulk. The stories, which range from childhood recollections of life on a South Austin farm to commentary on political figures, embody a populist, egalitarian spirit. Some of these stories are from Faulk's well-known one-man show Pear Orchard USA. Through the use of these folk characters, Faulk is able to make political commentary which is palatable even to people who might disagree...
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225. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS BENEFIT II The annual fund raiser for the program provides some very interesting, provocative and beautiful music and poetry by several of Austin's very talented artists. Highlighting the evening are appearances and talks by humorist and political commentator John Henry Faulk and by former CIA high official John Stockwell. Recorded Octeober, 1983 Copyright Mar. 1984 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the...
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252. EL SALVADOR: IN REBEL TERRITORY We present extremely rare glimpses of life in the rebel held territory of El Salvador. First, a documentary, made by the Rebels, focuses on the experiences and roles of women in the revolution; second is a replay of part of an interview with Clifford Krause, (See #187) a Cox News Service correspondent, who spent two weeks with the rebels. Krause relates his experiences, the nature of life in the "liberated zones" held by the rebels, and the status...
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370. POTPOURRI VIII This potpourri of news and special reports contains many subjects. Former Secretary of Labor Dr. Ray Marshall explains what must be done to make American business competitive again internationally. An update on the plight of the farm workers is followed by a short section of a documentary on the working and living conditions of the farm workers. Next are excerpts from the new documentary Coverup which shows the main, enormous scandals of the Reagan administration: the...
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372. NIX THE NUKES! Author, journalist, and ecology activist Harvey Wasserman provides a devastating view of nuclear power. Author of three books and co-author of Killing Our Own, about the dangers of nuclear power, Wasserman provides a history of accidents involving various stages of the nuclear industry and the cover-ups carried out by the government and industry. His detailed information shows that nuclear power is far more dangerous than we have been led to believe, that the health hazards...
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357. JOHN STOCKWELL VIEWS THE ELECTIONS Former CIA official John Stockwell evaluates the candidates and issues in the 1988 presidential primaries and general elections. He and his organization--Association for Responsible Dissent, which is composed primarily of many former CIA officials and intelligence analysts--have had extensive interviews and forums with the candidates and their top officials. Stockwell also describes the suppressed information regarding George Bush, which, if it ever...
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368. "OCTOBER SURPRISE" AND THE MEDIA Author and journalist Harvey Wasserman examines the "October Surprise," the most monumental story of the past few decades, but one which has been covered up by most of the Establishment media, particularly the TV networks. The central activity of this effort was the clandestine arrangement of the prime movers in the Reagan campaign of 1980 with the Iran government to hold the American hostages in the embassy until after the elections in...
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As the S & L crisis deepens and becomes more expensive, more information is being discovered by Rob Widdowson. He explains the complexities of the situation, particularly the role the government played in the matter, especially how the government frequently made matters worse with its interventions, and how the S & L owners violated the laws by trying to get around the government efforts. Recorded August 22, 1990 Copyright September, 1990 ******************************************* *...
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International economist Dr. Jack Hopper reveals the threat by Japanese penetration of the US corporate and financial system. Hopper shows the long-term strategy of the Japanese is to accept lower, short-term rates of return, keeping their domestic standard of living low, while targeting American industries one-by-one, destroying U.S. competition, then taking over the marketplace. Eventually they will dominate the American economy if nothing is done to counter them. News: March, 1989; January...
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412. LYING IN STATE A brilliant stream of consciousness documentary of visual and sound images showing how the media and the politicians manipulate the public through the maintenance of myths--mainly through outright lying--as a means of social control. "Lying in State" is produced by Norman Cowie, 229 East 5th St., #7, New York, NY 10003 News: May 8, 1990 "Lying in State" copyright 1989 Copyright May, 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The...
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411. POTPOURRI XI A variety of news and special reports ignored by the media: Eisenhower's World War II death camps for Germans: 1 million dead. History of Lithuania as a superstate in the 1300s and 1400s. Bombing of the Pan-Am plane over Scotland which was apparently was done by a renegade CIA group and its agents. Villagers in Mexico driving their local governing officials out of office, plus other stories: John Stockwell's evaluation of the Nicaraguan elections; using "Mountain...
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420. THE SAVINGS & LOAN CRISIS: THREE PERSPECTIVES In addition to more information on the Savings and Loan crisis by Rob Widdowson, other perspectives are provided by a veteran private investigator who was previously with the federal government, and by a reporter from the "Village Voice" who wrote a brilliant series on the S & L situation. Recorded May, 1990 Copyright Aug., 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address...
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382. EL SALVADOR: THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE Centerpiece is a moving and informative documentary, "The People Will Not Be Silent", on the struggles of the Salvadoran people along with their successes and their tragedies. It shows the amazing courage of the people, who continue to struggle for survival and human dignity despite the continued horrible repression. Even some of the people who are on the documentary do not survive. News: May 9, 1989; March, 1989 Copyright May, 1989...
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397. LABOR SONGS, THEN AND NOW The producers of the access program "Labor Beat" in Chicago have permitted us to use their documentary, "Two Generations of Labor Singers", on the people who are carrying on the rich tradition of writing and singing songs about working people. News: Dec. 1, 1989 Copyright Jan., 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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384. IRANGATE-CONTRAGATE UPDATE With the ending of the Oliver North trial we provide all the relevant material on the Contragate situation. The information is from the alternative press and from government investigations. The info reveals a desperate American power elite trying every trick to keep the whole truth from being revealed. Recorded May 9, 1989; April 22, 1989 News: May 30, 1989 Copyright June, 1989 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information...
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Conclusion of interview with Rob Widdowson, focusing on government sweetheart deals with favored wealthy investors at taxpayers' expense. Recorded August 22, 1990 News: August 31, 1990 Copyright September, 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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479. A CONVERSATION WITH ARUN GANDHI The grandson of Mohandas "Mohatma" Gandhi tells of his relationship with the great man and what he was like as grandfather. Gandhi also tells of the struggles against Apartheid by him and his parents while living in racist South Africa. Arun relates incidents of beatings and harassment at the hands of the Whites. He also talks about Indian history and politics, and compares the caste system in India with Apartheid. Finally, he tells about his...
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453. POTPOURRI 16: US PROPAGANDA, UNIONS, A WITCH, YUGOSLAVIA In addition to stories showing how Americans are propagandized, we show the struggles of a local union against the cable company; a woman who calls herself a "witch," which simply means a healer, who describes the history of healers (mainly women and people of color using herbs) in the US who were displaced by organized medicine (mainly white men) who used barbaric methods to "treat" sick people; a history of the...
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This variety program contains information about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA," and the terrible toll the Maquiladora companies are taking on the environment and on the people along the Mexican-US border; a Japanese animated documentary about what it was like to endure the A-bombing of Hiroshima; an Iranian relates in graphic detail the torture he went through at the hands of the CIA supported secret police--SAVAK; and the efforts of two comedians to warn their fellow...
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478. FED UP With economist Jack Hopper we review two books on the Federal Reserve, as we provide a close-up of this secretive and powerful organization. The books are "Secrets of the Temple," by William Greider, and "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve," by Eustace Mullins. The books show the history and incredible, unchecked power of the Fed to control the US economy, to effect the outcome of presidential elections, and to wreak havoc on the American people while enriching...
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In the conclusion of this two-part series, Noam Chomsky takes questions from the audience. Inserted into this program is our presentation of an article from "The Progressive" magazine which shows the various techniques used by the press to distort information. Copyright April, 1991 ****************************************** * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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Among the subjects presented are the lies of the Bush Administration about the Iraq situation, especially Iraqgate; the catastrophic results of the political and economic policies of the previous 14 years by both the Democratic and Republican administrations; songs and poetry by Viet Nam vet "Sarge" Linticum; a music video by Joan Harvey about Bush's New World Order; and a short, humorous video about Bush--"Read My Lips." Recorded June 17, 1992 Copyright September, 1992...
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One of America's leading radical intellectuals, Noam Chomsky of MIT--co-author of "Manufacturing Consent"--gives a speech on how the American people are highly propagandized and manipulated by the government and the press, so that the elites who control the US political and economic system can govern as they wish without democratic interference. He shows that the resulting US foreign policy has been to brutalize much of the world, particularly the Third World. Recorded March, 1989...
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Former CIA officer Agee evaluates the US role in the Gulf War. He provides some startling background and insights into the conflict, showing how the US manipulated the Iraqi leader into the invasion of Kuwait, thus providing the war which George Bush wanted. Speech recorded April, 1991 at MIT News: May 16, 1991 Copyright May, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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